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Ben Roethlisberger Card and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Ben Roethlisberger

Date of Birth: 3/2/1982
Rookie Card Year: 2004
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Ben Roethlisberger has seen his share of ups and downs. "Big Ben" was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004. After assuming the starting role in game three of his rookie season, he led the Steelers all the way to the AFC Championship game. Ben Roethlisberger card collectors have chased him ever since.

Although he was unable to win the big prize as a rookie, Roethlisberger brought Super Bowl victories back to Pittsburgh in 2005 and 2008. The team came up short to the Packers in the 2010 Super Bowl. Inconsistency followed in the ensuing seasons, with the Steelers not even making the playoffs in 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2013.

After an slow start to the 2014 season, Roethlisberger exploded for 12 touchdown passes in a two-week period. This marked an NFL record as he was the first player to ever thrown six touchdowns in back-to-back weeks.

Despite his success, off-field issues added drama to the team chemistry and Roethlisberger's career. A motorcycle accident in 2006 almost took his life. In 2009 and 2010, allegations of sexual assault were levied against the star quarterback. Although he was never even formally charged, let alone convicted, Roethlisberger was suspended by the league for the first six games of the 2010 season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. In spite of these negatives, Ben Roethlisberger card collectors have remained loyal based on his winning ways and gritty play.

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Among active quarterbacks, Roethlisberger is behind only Tom Brady in Super Bowl wins. Given his early success, Ben Roethlisberger card and memorabilia values are already strong but there still might be room for growth if he can see more success like he did early in his career.

Ben Roethlisberger has nearly 50 rookie cards that will appeal to all budgets.

Top Ben Roethlisberger Rookie Cards

2004 SP Authentic Ben Roethlisberger RC #213 Autographed Jersey #/299

The 2004 SP Authentic Ben Roethlisberger card features an on-card autograph and jersey piece. One thing that immediately becomes clear is that Roethlisberger has a very sloppy signature. Regardless, this is one of the top rookie cards for collectors.

2004 Bowman Chrome Ben Roethlisberger RC #111 Autograph #/199

Bowman Chrome has a distinct design and finish. The Ben Roethlisberger card features an on-card autograph and low print run of just 199 copies. Although it does not have a jersey piece, the timeless design ensures that the card will remain a collector favorite.

2004 Playoff Contenders Ben Roethlisberger RC #106 Autograph

Despite the relatively high high print run (it's not numbered, but confirmed as 541) and sticker autograph, Playoff Contenders has long been a top option for rookie collectors. The 2004 Contenders Ben Roethlisberger card continues to be one of the most heavily purchased.

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Rookie Cards

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Autograph Guide

Ben Roethlisberger Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Ben Roethlisberger autograph looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Panini Authentic, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

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Ben Roethlisberger Autograph Exemplar

Ben Roethlisberger Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Ben Roethlisberger signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. Overall, Roethlisberger possesses aq very abbreviated signature with very few legible or even presenting letters
  2. The letter "B"is very distinguishable
  3. A horizontal line at a 45 degree angle suffice foe the letters "en"
  4. The letter "R" is pronounced and the pen lifts before going on to the remaining part of the signature
  5. A combination of the letters "t-i-g" are present with the "t" crossed at the top, or near the top,of the letter
  6. The cross of the letter "t" also caps off the loop of the letter "g"
  7. A "dot" above this letter combination indicates a letter "i"
  8. The inscription of "#7" (his jersey number) is almost always present

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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

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